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Re: [tor-talk] Tor isn't opening a listening port...



Make sure your webserver is only listening for connections from the local
host, otherwise people connecting to it from the normal Internet can
observe they see the same content on your IP as they do on your hidden
service and compromise your anonymity.

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:26 PM, Cypher <cypher@cpunk.us> wrote:

> On 04/02/2015 07:21 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 06:54:56PM -0500, Cypher wrote:
> >> Hello Everyone,
> >>
> >> I'm configuring two hidden services on the same box (Ubuntu 14.04). In
> >> my torrc I have the following four lines:
> >>
> >> HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/first_hidden_service/
> >> HiddenServicePort 9999 127.0.0.1:9999
> >>
> >> HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/second_hidden_service/
> >> HiddenServicePort 8008 127.0.0.1:80
> >>
> >> For some reason, the second hidden service simply isn't working. Port
> >> 8008 is not being opened by Tor at all.
> >
> > Tor doesn't open those ports. It simply interprets incoming (inside of
> > Tor) requests for that hidden service name and makes outgoing connections
> > to the address you specify. You have to run your own application on the
> > port if you want something to listen there.
>
> Yep, had a complete and total brainfart here. I was running the
> webserver on port 80. Pointed Tor to 80 and it worked. Forgive the
> stupidity please.
>
> Cypher
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